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Battery Power Packs

Battery Power Packs

Battery Power Packs, come in either 12 or 24 volt capacities, small and lightweight these are a handy addition to any home or mobile mechanic, these are probably the most used tool in the breakdown recovery organisations rescue vans.  Specifications to look out for include a voltmeter with battery charge and reverse polarity indicators. Heavy duty booster cables with insulated clamps. DC power socket allows the running of 12V /DC accessories, don’t bother with the mini air compressors that are built in to the cheaper ones, they are not up to much in our experience, better to use the DC power socket to power a better quality tyre inflator. The first one we bought was one of the cheap ones, no make but yellow in colour, loads of places selling them for around £50 then adding thier own company stickers on. It’s been pretty good and will start normal petrol and diesel cars but does struggle with  larger engines if there batteries are really flat.

Buying one of these battery starter packs or jump starters is best approached the same as you might when buying any tools, always buy the best you can afford, or at least consider how your usage might change in the future, you might be driving a 2.0l petrol car now but do you have any plans to swop to a 2.5l diesel and if we keep having these long frozen winters a slightly more powerful starter charger will be a blessing. A good battery pack on offer at the moment is the Draper PP12VB/HD for £100.95

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Chargers & Starters

Battery Chargers

April 13, 2010

Battery Chargers

Battery chargers are usually rated and priced by their power output, either in amps or sometimes this is mixed with typical size of engine they are suitable for. Features to look out for  include LED battery condition display, charging status display,  polarity  protection and thermal overload protection. Insulated copper leads and quality battery clamps. Many […]

Battery Power Packs

April 13, 2010

Battery Power Packs

Battery Power Packs, come in either 12 or 24 volt capacities, small and lightweight these are a handy addition to any home or mobile mechanic, these are probably the most used tool in the breakdown recovery organisations rescue vans.  Specifications to look out for include a voltmeter with battery charge and reverse polarity indicators. Heavy […]

Starter Chargers

April 13, 2010

Starter Chargers

Starter chargers, trade or diy use, always on hand to get you going. larger battery starter chargers come with trolley wheels for easy movement around the workshop or yard. look for  starter chargers that have thermal overload protection, an easy-to-read ammeter, polarity inversion and transport handles See more battery starter chargers